Posted in Acrostic, July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Inspire

“Inspire” ATC on a black easel created by ©️LeonasDesigns

In everything you do

Notice the little things

Smile at the world around you

Purposely speak positive

Inquire how others are

Recycle and share good deeds

Envelope yourself in life

Acrostic, Syllabic Verse

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Posted in June 2019, Syllabic Verse

Blessings

Rocks painted by me and my grand-daughter
Rocks painted by me and my grand-daughter

Smile! Imagine Peace.

You Matter. Breathe.

Be Happy! And Dream.

Have Faith and Hope

Syllablic Verse

My grand-daughter and I had a “painting day” together today. We had fun painting inspirational rocks to put in my rock garden.

She was very creative and imaginative and turned two of the rocks into a horse face! 😊

Posted in June 2019, Syllabic Verse

Buttercup Blessings

Buttercup in bloom

You matter

So bloom

Wherever

Whenever

You can

Alone?

So what!

Someone

Will notice

Your smile

Perhaps

You will

Cheer them

Along

Their way

Syllabic Verse

Yesterday on my walk I was tired from the uphill climb to get to the grocery store and then on my way back I was burdened down with the two heavy bags I was carrying.

I stopped to rest on a bench and happened to notice a solitary Buttercup blooming. The little waxy bright yellow flower brought a smile to my face as it looked so cheerful. Even though it was not very big, nor in a prominent place, it still bloomed and in doing so made a difference in my life that day.

Remember—You Matter—wherever you are, bloom where you are planted, and you will make someone’s day better.

Posted in Haibun, May 2019

Be Positive

ATC created by LeonasDesigns 2019
ATC created by LeonasDesigns 2019

The world needs more laughter

Take time to be silly

Share some smiles

Today as I was walking out to my mailbox, two young girls probably about 8 or 9, were walking past on their way home from school, I imagine, as they had backpacks on and it was early afternoon about the time the grade school down the street lets out for the day.

They were smiling and giggling and begin walking towards me.

“Hi” they said

“Hello” I replied smiling.

“Have you ever had a Woo?” One of them asked, giggling,

“A Woo?” I said “What’s a Woo?”

They both began to laugh and that’s when I realized this was just some childish silliness. I smiled and decided to play along for fun.

“I will throw one to you, and if you can catch it you will see what it is!” said one.

“Okay.” I said “Throw it”

The younger looking of the two grasped her hand in the air and made a throwing motion towards me.

I quickly made a grab into the air and clutched my hand shut tight. “Got it!” I said.

They both began giggling and clapping.

“We want to see it!” They clamored.

“Ok. What’s the Password to open my hand?” I joked.

Surprised at that, they were puzzled. “Hmmm, not sure…” said one

“Guess “ said the other.

After a few guesses, hmmms, and giggles I opened my hand saying “Too late. It’s gone!”

They laughed and laughed as they ran off down the street towards home.

“Silly girls” I said to myself. 🙂

Thank You God for letting them cross my path today. I needed some silliness.

Halibun

Posted in December 2018, Haibun

The Candy Dish

Candy Dish

Bringing a smile and

A little bit of sweetness

Into a stressed day

At home and in many places where I have worked I always have had a Candy Dish.

Filled with Peppermints or other small wrapped candies it offered a nice treat to those stopping by. A refreshing peppermint or piece of chocolate in mid-afternoon always seemed to be a good pick me up at work and at home of course it was the first place the grand-kids headed for when they visited.

Sometimes its just the little things that can make our days better.

Haibun

Posted in Blitz, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Color Beyond Better

Colored pencils forming a heart shape

Broken crayons still color

Broken hearts still love

Color your world bright

Color is beautiful

Love everyone

Love never fails

Bright spots attract growth

Bright days attract smiles

Beautiful smiles

Beautiful thoughts

Everyone needs a smile

Everyone matters

Fails are bound to happen

Fails are opportunities to try again

Growth comes from fails

Growth often happens slowly

Smiles are free

Smiles are needed

Smiles are upside down frowns

Smiles lighten up the world

Thoughts spoken can cause regret

Thoughts unspoken can cause regret

Smile at life, you only get one chance

Smile at life and things will go better

Matters of the heart

Matters of the mind

Happen to all of us

Happen unexpectedly

Again and again and

Again and again

Fails are just one time errs not failures

Fails are a chance to try something new

Slowly time goes for those who wait

Slowly time goes for the lonely

Free yourself from doubts trust God

Free yourself from worry trust God

Needed people who are friendly

Needed people who care

Frowns compliment garments of gloom

Frowns are smiles upside down

World needs your love

World needs your smile

Regret steals happiness

Regret steals time

Chance offers new opportunities

Chance offers new life

Better life can be yours today

Better take a chance before it’s too late

Better

Better

Blitz

#OctPoWriMo 2018

Whew! This is my first try at writing a Blitz poem! It was a challenge, somewhat confusing at times, and took me awhile but I enjoyed it and I will be trying this form out again! Info is below if you would like to try writing one.

The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

(Blitz poem info was taken from Poetry Soup website )